Ecstasy

  • 41 ecstasy —    an illegal stimulant    Easier to pronounce than méthylène dioxymethamphetamine:     He had introduced her to Ecstasy, the tense atmosphere of pubs with the big boys spoiling for fights, the private discos. (Fiennes, 1996) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 42 ecstasy — [ ɛkstəsi] noun (plural ecstasies) 1》 an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement. 2》 an emotional or religious frenzy or trance like state. 3》 (Ecstasy) an illegal amphetamine based synthetic drug with euphoric effects.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 43 ecstasy — noun the ecstasy of loving him Syn: rapture, bliss, elation, euphoria, transports, rhapsodies; joy, jubilation, exultation See note at rapture Ant: misery …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 44 Ecstasy — UK [ˈekstəsɪ] / US noun [uncountable] an illegal drug that young people take, especially in nightclubs. Ecstasy is often called E …

    English dictionary

  • 45 ecstasy —    This word (from the Greek ekstasis, meaning trance or distraction ) refers to an intense emotional state that is beyond rational self control. An ecstasy may be the result of a natural religious experience, or it may be a divinely given… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 46 ecstasy — ecs|ta|sy sb., en, i sms. ecstasy , fx ecstasypille …

    Dansk ordbog

  • 47 ecstasy — [14] Etymologically, someone who is ecstatic is out of his or her mind. The word comes, via Old French extasie and late Latin extasis, from Greek ékstasis, a derivative of the verb existánai ‘displace, drive out of one’s mind’. This was a… …

    Word origins

  • 48 Ecstasy — Slang for MDMA, a drug of abuse …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 49 Ecstasy — noun The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family …

    Wiktionary

  • 50 ecstasy — noun a) Intense pleasure. b) A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self control. Syn: MDMA, E …

    Wiktionary

  • 51 ecstasy — (Gk., standing outside) A state in which normal sense experience is suspended and the subject becomes joyfully conscious of higher things, although what the subject is aware of is then not typically communicable …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 52 ecstasy — Synonyms and related words: abandon, affection, affectionateness, afflatus, amativeness, amorousness, ardency, ardor, beatification, beatitude, bewitchment, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, craze, delectation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 53 ecstasy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rapture, joy, transport, bliss, exaltation; gladness, intoxication, enthusiasm; trance, frenzy, inspiration. See pleasure, feeling, imagination. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. joy, rapture, delight; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 54 Ecstasy — Ec|sta|sy auch: Ecs|ta|sy 〈 [ɛ̣kstəsı] n.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz. oder f.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.〉 eine Designerdroge, künstlich synthetisiertes Rauschmittel, das auch in der Psychotherapie angewendet wird [Etym.: engl., »Ekstase«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 55 ecstasy — ec|sta|sy [ ekstəsi ] noun count or uncount 1. ) a feeling of great happiness and pleasure, often sexual pleasure 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY an extreme emotional religious state during which you do not realize what is happening around you be in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 56 ecstasy —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 57 ECSTASY —    literally means standing outside of oneself and has traditionally been applied to those PSYCHIC or spiritual states which are supposed to seize MYSTICS and/or PROPHETS …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 58 Ecstasy — ec·sta·sy || ekstÉ™sɪ n. methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, mood and mind altering amphetamine derivative that was first used in experimental psychotherapeutic treatments (subsequently made illegal in the USA in 1985) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 59 ecstasy — ec·sta·sy || ekstÉ™sɪ n. rapturous delight, bliss, overpowering emotion (also extasy) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 60 ecstasy — n. 1. Trance, suspension of external sense. 2. Transport, rapture, ravishment, delight, excessive joy, supreme delight, transporting pleasure …

    New dictionary of synonyms